5 Essential Wardrobe Tips for a Stunning Photoshoot

Are you getting ready for a photoshoot but feeling uncertain about what to wear? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this article, we’ll provide you with five essential wardrobe tips to help you prepare for your upcoming photoshoot. Whether you’re aiming for stunning portraits, headshots, or even commercial photos, we’ll guide you through the process of selecting the perfect wardrobe. From understanding the type of photoshoot you’ll be doing to keeping it simple, considering colors that complement the shooting environment, choosing flattering styles, and ensuring a perfect fit, these tips will elevate your photoshoot and ensure you look your absolute best. Get ready to step in front of the camera with confidence and style!

1. Determining the Type of Photoshoot and Wardrobe Requirements

The type of wardrobe you’ll bring will largely depend on what type of photoshoot you will be doing. Is it a portrait photography shoot including beauty, fashion or headshots? Or perhaps it’s more of a commercial photography project?

Find inspiration from famous photographers, one of my favourites is Lara Jade, a NY beauty and fashion photographer. Is it for headshots? Then follow these headshot tips. Pinterest is another great source to draw inspiration for your portrait photoshoot.  

  • 2. Keeping It Simple: A Timeless Approach to Wardrobe Selection

    KISS (Keep It Simple, Silly) - For most types of portraiture, you’ll want to keep it simple. You want to shoot for timeless. So no crazy patterns, or even logos for that matter. You want the photo to be about you, anything else could potentially be a distraction.

    3. Colors: Enhancing Your Photoshoot with Strategic Color Choices

    Yes black is slimming, but it’s safe. Personally, I’d think about the environment you’ll be shooting in and think of colors that will work well. Shooting on the beach? Maybe light colors like a white or a taupe would work really well. In a lush forest? Perhaps a color that can juxtapose so that you can stand out a little bit, maybe an ultramarine blue or even a deeper red can make for a good contrast. Is it Spring? Perhaps think of light pastel colors, or if it’s Fall or Winter you can think of darker jewel tones like a chocolate, sapphire blue, ruby red or amethyst purple.

    4. Flattering Styles: Showcasing Your Best Self in Portraits

    You want something flattering, something you look great in. So skip the large oversized sweaters, yes they are comfortable, but it won’t do you any justice in a portrait photoshoot. For women, a lower neckline shirt or knit can often accentuate your décolleté area. For men, a suit is really powerful. But if that’s a little too fancy, perhaps a sportcoat with a shirt without a collar can be just as strong.

    5. Perfect Fit: Tailoring Your Outfit for a Polished Look

    My last tip, and perhaps most important - make sure it fits well. When you’re shopping in a store, there’s a reason they use safety pins on mannequins, then want it to look tapered to the body. Many things off-the-rack are built for your average Joe or Jane. For a lot of people with a non-average build, you might consider some alterations to get your outfit tailored for you.  


    Hope this guide helps! If you have any other tips, or any questions, feel free to leave a message!